Homemade Beauty as seen on "Studio 5"

Sugar Scrub:
  • oil
  • sugar or salt
  • Vitamin E (optional)
Pour sugar or salt into your container leaving enough room to stir and then pour the oil in until it covers the sugar/ salt. Add a few drops of vitamin E oil. Blend ingredients well.
Scoop out a nickel size amount and rub over hands or other dry, rough area for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and then rinse and pat dry. Oil will absorb completely in a few minutes. Keep in a cool place.
You can also add Aloe Vera juice but you will have to stir the mixture before every use and keep it in the fridge. Be sure to use it within a month if you do so for best advantages from the Aloe Vera
Oils for each skin type:
  • All Skin Types- Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil
  • Oily or Combination Skin- Aloe Vera Oil, Hazelnut Oil
  • Normal Skin- Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Dry Skin- Apricot Kernel Oil, Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil
  • Sensitive Skin- Sweet Almond Oil, Wheatgerm Oil
  • Ageing Skin- Macadamia Nut Oil, Wheatgerm Oil
  • Sun Protection- Sesame Seed Oil, Shea Butter
Adding a few drops of Carrot Seed essential oil to any of these recipes is very good for balancing oily and dry skin and rejuvenating ageing skin.

Natural Skin Lightener:
Grated potatoes can lighten under-eye circles. Potatoes contain an enzyme called catecholase, which is used in cosmetics as a human skin lightener.
For Under Eye Circles:
Run one spud through your food processor and stuff the raw mash into a piece of cheesecloth.
Apply to the area directly beneath your eye — don't let the potato juice come in contact with the eye itself — and leave for 15 to 20 minutes.

Natural skin resurfacer:
  • Completely dissolve 1/8 tsp into 1 cup of water.
  • Soak a cotton ball in the solution and apply to the skin, let sit for about 2-5 minutes and then wash face with cool water and a soft cloth.
Do not use more than once a week. Papain is an enzyme that is found in Papaya fruit and is the active ingredient in meat tenderizer. It breaks down the peptide bonds that hold the dead skin cells together.

Epsom Salt Benefits:
Better health through soaking
Magnesium can be ingested as a nutritional supplement, but studies show that a wide variety of factors can interfere with their effectiveness. But all of the subjects in a recent study experienced increased magnesium levels from soaking in a bath enriched with magnesium sulfate crystals, commonly known as Epsom Salt.
Raising your magnesium levels may:
Improve heart and circulatory health.
Improve the body's ability to use insulin.
Flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells.
Improve nerve function by regulating electrolytes.
Relieve stress.
Epsom Salt also delivers sulfates, which are extremely difficult to get through food but which readily absorb through the skin.
For more information on the full benefits of Epsom Salt go to www.epsomsaltcouncil.org


Endy Daniel said...

I have dark circle under my eyes, i think i should try this homemade beauty recipe! how long it takes to lighten the skin if i use it everyday?

PVDela said...

I honestly don't know for sure, I know people who have done it but I never thought to ask how long it takes. It looks like I'll need to do some digging.